Welcome to the East Central Ohio Pilots Association

The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is one of the most established pilot groups in the nation serving our regional aviation community.  Organized in 1962, the purpose of the Association is to promote General Aviation and voice an opinion on Government Legislation, Rules and Regulations that affect General Aviation.  An active history includes coordinating educational events, hosting social activities, civic involvement, and providing flight scholarship funding.  The Organization also provides Social and Recreational Activities for Members and Friends.  Membership is comprised of both active and retired, private and commercial pilots, and others involved in aviation.

Our associated entity, the ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation, is recognized as a 501 c3 not for profit corporation.


ECOPA Summer Dinner Meeting at Whiskey Ranch CAK

Come enjoy a fun, relaxed evening at the new Whiskey Ranch at CAK Airport! Enjoy watching airplanes, hanging out on the patio with cornhole and the firepit, and of course hangar flying! The buffet will include several of Whiskey Ranches bites including BBQ pork sliders, quesadillas, chicken tenders, corn dogs and more! Sign up at eventbrite.com, email ecopa.rsvp@gmail.com, or call Joyce at 581-9278 to make your... read more

ECOPA Safety Seminar at POV

Don’t forget to sign up for next Saturday’s safety seminar!  ECOPA Air Safety Seminar at Portage Co. airport (KPOV), Hangar #8 on the north side.  “What’s New with the Third Class Medical Reform & Other Medical Issues” by Dr. Gerald Matteucci and “Aviation Law & Other Legal Issues” by Attorney Jason Lorenzon.  Hot dog lunch to follow.  Click HERE to sign... read more

ECOPA Sunday Flyouts!! First Sunday of the month!

LETS FLY! Join us the first Sunday of each month for fun, flying and food.  Typically these flights will be under an hour.  We also hope to organize a few longer trips whenever we find the opportunity.  So mark your calendars for the 1st Sunday of each month and join our FB group for updates and details!  Go/no go decisions will be posted on Saturday evening prior to the... read more

Don’t forget to use your PilotPerks discount at local businesses to receive your discount! Show the participating business your ECOPA membership card to receive your discount! Click HERE for program details and participating businesses!

38D Grille

Aero Pro Avionics

American Winds


Carroll County Airport Restaurant

Castle Aircraft Maintenance

Crossroads Cafe

Eagle Flight Simulation

JB Chops

Premier Flight Academy @ 3G3

Tin Goose Diner

The Whiffletree Restaurant

Whiskey Ranch




Congratulations John Malene!

Congratulations to John Malene, winner of ECOPA’s Meritorious Service Award!  For several decades, John has contributed so much to aviation in the Akron area and is the epitome of what this award is all about!  John has been awarded both the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.  Thank you John for all you do and... read more

2015 Scholarship Award Winners

The 2015 ECOPA Scholarship winners are Willis Elkins, Jack Backhurst, Brett Fish, and Karis Bolden.  Congratulations to these four outstanding young future pilots!  We look forward to watching you achieve your aviation dreams! read more

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